Final Exam Survival Tips Inexpensive DIY Gift Roundup #3: Gifts for Kids

Inexpensive DIY Gift Roundup #2: Gifts for Guys

December 3rd, 2007 admin


Need to give some fun gifts this holiday without spending a lot of money? Check out these fresh, fun DIY gifts for the guys in your life—be they dads, boyfriends, roommates, or brothers.

Monster iPod Case. Definitely not your typical iPod case—this one takes some sewing, but it is so worth the effort. I’m thinking of making my brother one for Christmas. **UPDATE** I made this for my brother over the weekend, and it came out great AND cost less than $5! I’ll try to post a picture soon. 🙂

Ski Cap with Integrated Headphones. Perfect for snowboarding or skiing, these caps cost about $40 to buy, but this tutorial teaches you how to make one for as little as $10!

Apple Puff Pastries. I have yet to meet a guy who didn’t enjoy free food—these apple puff pastries are a fun gift because they’re a little fancier (and they sure beat a Pop Tart). These simple directions will have you baking in no time.

Make Your Own Journal. This is my only repeat from my past DIY gift post (for the ladies on your list), but it would be a fun gift for any guy who writes or draws. Perfect for beginners, this video tutorial shows you how to make a journal using paper, glue, and some 4×6 photos.

Coin Cufflinks. Make some cool cufflinks out of coins in just two easy steps!

Hollow Hiding-Place Book. You know those hollowed-out books where people hide their most treasured possessions? Well this tutorial tells you how to make one yourself. Talk about the perfect gift! Make it even better by filling it with something fun (or delicious).

Etched Drinking Glasses. You have to be careful making these because the etchant can be dangerous, but the finished result looks really classy.

I’ll have at least one more of these gift roundups in store, so check back (or you can just subscribe via RSS or get email updates if you want to make it even easier!).

Past gift posts:

Photo: Gifts? Already? by mysza831

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  • 1. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  December 13th, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    […] Plus it looks just like a Pop Tart! (Also check out the other iPod cases I posted in this entry and this one. I made the “Monster iPod Cozy” for my brother–it looks great and cost less than […]

  • 2. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  January 31st, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    […] Make your own gifts. Check out these DIY gift roundups: for girls, for guys, for kids, & for teens/twenty-somethings. I made a gift for my brother this year that he LOVED, […]

  • 3. Shopper Reviews  |  March 23rd, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Nice collection of DIY gift items. the apple puff pastries looks delicious, I would surely try to make some. I find the “ski cap headphone” quite ingenious. The link for the “coin cuff link” is somewhat broken (error 404). The “hollow hiding place book” makes a nice gift and the “etched drinking glass” is an ideal gift for those who want to give presents “with a personal touch”. Thanks for featuring this..This is quite interesting.

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